total

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English total, from Old French total, from Medieval Latin tōtālis, from tōtus (all, whole, entire), of unknown origin. Perhaps related to Oscan 𐌕𐌏𐌖𐌕𐌏 (touto, community, city-state), Umbrian 𐌕𐌏𐌕𐌀𐌌 (totam, tribe, acc.), Old English þēod (a nation, people, tribe), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ (people). More at English Dutch, English thede.

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total (plural totals)

  1. An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.
    A total of £145 was raised by the bring-and-buy stall.
  2. (informal, mathematics) Sum.
    The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.

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total (comparative more total, superlative most total)

  1. Entire; relating to the whole of something.
    The total book is rubbish from start to finish.  The total number of votes cast is 3,270.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0147:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, []. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
    • 2013 August 3, “Boundary problems”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
      Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
  2. (used as an intensifier) Complete; absolute.
    He is a total failure.

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total (third-person singular simple present totals, present participle (UK) totalling or (US) totaling, simple past and past participle (UK) totalled or (US) totaled)

  1. (transitive) To add up; to calculate the sum of.
    When we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure.
  2. To equal a total of; to amount to.
    That totals seven times so far.
  3. (transitive, US, slang) to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)
    Honey, I’m OK, but I’ve totaled the car.
  4. (intransitive) To amount to; to add up to.
    It totals nearly a pound.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tōtālis.

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total (epicene, plural totales)

  1. total

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total m (plural totales)

  1. total

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tōtālis, attested from the 16th century.[1]

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total (masculine and feminine plural totals)

  1. total

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total m (plural totals)

  1. total

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  1. ^ “total” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French total.

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  • IPA(key): /totaːl/, [tˢoˈtˢæːˀl]

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total

  1. total
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of total
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular total 2
Neuter singular totalt 2
Plural totale 2
Definite attributive1 totale
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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total c (singular definite totalen, plural indefinite totaler)

  1. total
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compound of to (two) and tal (number).

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  • IPA(key): /total/, [ˈtˢotˢal]

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total n (singular definite totallet, plural indefinite totaller)

  1. two
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tōtālis.

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total (feminine singular totale, masculine plural totaux, feminine plural totales)

  1. total
  2. perfect

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total m (plural totaux)

  1. total

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tōtālis.

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total m or f (plural totais)

  1. complete, entire

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total m (plural totais)

  1. total

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tōtālis.

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total (not comparable)

  1. total

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tōtālis, from totus.

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total (neuter singular totalt, definite singular and plural totale)

  1. total

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tōtālis, from totus.

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total (neuter singular totalt, definite singular and plural totale)

  1. total

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin tōtālis (total), from Latin tōtus (whole) + -ālis (-al).

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total m or f (plural totais, comparable)

  1. complete; entire (to the greatest extent)
  2. total (relating to the whole of something)
    A quantidade total de livros nesta biblioteca é mais de um milhão.
    The total amount of books in this library is more than a million.

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total m (plural totais)

  1. total (amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts)
    O total de livros nesta biblioteca é mais de um milhão.
    The total amount of books in this library is more than a million.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin tōtālis, from tōtus (“all, whole, entire).

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total (plural totales)

  1. total, complete, outright

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total

  1. (colloquial) basically, so, in short (used to summarise)
    Total, que no puedo venir.
    Basically, I can't come.

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total m (plural totales)

  1. total

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German total, from French total, from Latin totalis.

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total (not comparable)

  1. total

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Inflection of total
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular total
Neuter singular totalt
Plural totala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 totale
All totala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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